With the cruising season fast approaching, there is some ambitious future planning being done as Princess Cruises Announces its Biggest Ever Season of Sailings for the UK in 2018.
Over 1 million cruise nights will be on offer on sailings to northern and southern Europe throughout 2018 which is a significant increase on recent years. This announcement comes as part of an overall world cruising programme that apart from the Europe nights just mentioned also includes Alaska, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada and New England.
The 2018 expanded programme includes:
Sapphire Princess will make her maiden visit to Europe, sailing from Southampton to the Mediterranean and northern Europe
Royal Princess will return to the UK offering round-Britain cruises. New for 2018 will be late night stays in Belfast and overnight stays in Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Pacific Princess will sail from Dover. She will feature a new 12-night European capitals cruise calling at destinations including Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen and Paris
For the first time in three years summer Caribbean cruises will be available
Alaska will have its largest ever deployment with seven ships sailing the region from May to September
36 voyages in Europe over the school holidays
The programme will go on sale on Thursday December 1 at 4pm with a reduced deposit of 5% available until February 28, 2017.
Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK and Europe, said: “Having seen a significant increase in popularity of Princess cruises from the UK, we are thrilled to announce that our 2018 programme will be our biggest ever season. With over 40 sailings, there are more holiday options than ever before from the UK. And with just a 5% deposit, guests can secure a seven night cruise for under £40.
“We are very excited to welcome Sapphire Princess, which has never sailed in Europe before and boasts unique features that we are confident our UK guests will enjoy. And the return of Royal Princess will be a special moment as 2018 will mark five years since she was launched in Southampton by HRH, the Duchess of Cambridge.”